The former Fugees member talks tax evasion struggles and her new record deal with Sony.
“I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process,” Hill wrote. “This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye.” She continues, “This is an old conflict between art and commerce…free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure.”
Despite the eight-time Grammy Award winner’s ongoing struggle with the law, she says this isn’t the end of her music career.
“I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released,” Hill wrote. “It took years for me to get out of the ‘parasitic’ dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs.”
Hill pleaded guilty last year for tax evasion from 2005 to 2007 on her $1.8 million earnings throughout the three year period. Her sentencing has recently been rescheduled for May 6.
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